Add a Patient

Adding a Patient

  1. From the Appointment screen, click on the ‘SEARCH’ tab
  2. Search the name to ensure that the patient is not already in the database
  3. Click on the link “Create Demographic”
  4. Fill in the patient’s information and click ‘Add Record’.


  • The name that you are searching will populate the “Create Demographic”



  • You MUST, at minimum, fill in the following fields: First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth.
  • When entering a patient’s name, the characters < or > should not be used. These will cause errors in the database.
  • Select the country prior to selecting the province/state
  • Enter the Postal Address into the Address
  • Enter the Residential Address if it differs from the Address
  • A prefix for the phone can be set in

    Swipe Card

When configured the “ready for card swipe” notice area will be green and allow for a HIN card swipe to fill/update the demographics.


The enrollment status is set to one of several options
1. Not enrolled: Patient is not currently enrolled to any physician
2. Rostered: Patient is enrolled to a physician
3. Terminated: Patient is no longer rostered to a physician
4. Fee for service: Patient is not rostered and is being seen on a fee for service basis
5. a Custom status that has been added to this OSCAR  with the “Add New” button
The MRP is usually the enrolled to physician, but can be different. The MRP is only for clinic management and has no billing implications.
To migrate existing roster data to incorporate these new changes see Administration
The enrollment history of a patient can be accessed by clicking on the “Enrollment History” link on the master demographic page

Search #

To allow for auto-population of consult letters with the Referral Doctor you need to link Referral Doctor’s particulars with the Patient

  1. Click on the Search #
  2. Search then by Name, Specialty or Referral No by placing some of that information in the search box.  In this case ‘hutten’ under name
  3. When the Search is done all the entries that meet your search are displayed.  Just click on your referral doctor and the patient will be linked to that physician.
  4. If you want to Add or Edit a Referral Doctor press the link

An ability to Edit referral physicians also exists in the Consultations > Edit Specialists Listing > Edit Specialists , and the billing screen.

Out-Of-Province Patients – (how to enter HIN#)


  1. In ‘Master Record’ enter the out-of-province health number in the Health Ins. # box
  2. In ‘Health Card Type’ click on the the drop down menu of the provinces & select the correct province
  3. For Ontario patients the health number must not already exist in the system


  • There is a Reciprocal Health billing agreement with all provinces except Quebec. Quebec patients need to pay cash for the appointment and submit the receipt to the Quebec Health system for re-reimbursement.

Alert & Notes Areas

Anything typed in the Alert box will show up in bright yellow in the ‘Make Appointment’ window to alert the receptionist during appointment booking. The notes area can be used for various functions


Add a Relation

Once the patient is saved you can open the (M)aster Demograhic and add related people.  This feature can be used when the patient has relatives that are also patients at the clinic and already have active medical files in OSCAR, but also those external

  1. Click the “ADD RELATION” link next to OTHER CONTACTS in the main patient detail record screen.
  2. A table of the patients already labelled as relations appears below a Search field. You can delete any incorrect relative contacts, or search for new relatives.
  3. After entering a relative’s last name and clicking ‘Search’, a list of possible matches will appear. Select the ID number of the correct patient.
  4. Choose the type of relationship that this person has with your original patient. You can also mark him/her as the patient’s substitute decision maker (SDM) or emergency contact (EC).
  5. Click ‘Add Relationship’.
  6. Click Submit

  1. The next time you bring up the patient’s detail record, the person you just added will appear under the heading OTHER CONTACTS.
  2. Professional Contacts may contain the name of the Family Doctor or Specialist(s) associated with this patient and will be listed under family members in OTHER CONTACTS